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posted. >>> we turn now to another celebrity story, sort of. staying in full character, comedian stephen colbert testified as an expert witness on capitol hill now the star brought his own version of truthness. colbert mocked those who claim that immigrants are taking away jobs from americans and here is his full testimony. >> my name is stephen colbert and i am an american citizen. it is an honor and a privilege to be here today. congressman lofgren asked me to share my vast experience spending one day as a migrant farm worker. i am happy to use my celebrity to draw the tension to this important complicated issue and i certainly hope my star power can bump this hearing all the way up to c-span1. as we've heard this morning, america's farms are presently far too dependent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables. now, the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. and if you look at the recent obesity statistics, you'll see that many americans have already started. unfortunately, my gastrointurologist has informed me in no uncertain terms that they
the latest. >>> i hope my star power can bump the hearing all the way up to c-span 1. >> stephen colbert shares his one day experience of being a -- with members of congress. >>> eddie fisher is being remembered today. his career was overshadowed by his marriages to debbie reynolds and elizabeth taylor. his daughter says he died from complications from hip surgery. he divorced reynolds in 1959 to marry elizabeth taylor who later divorced him for richard burton. >> i feel badly when anyone passes on. so naturally my children are very upset that eddie had to pass on. but he wasn't well at all. the last years have not been kind. so, now he's in a nice place. god has taken him on to another place where he will be happier. >> reporter: when fisher married debbie reynolds in 1955 they were tout touted as america's favorite couple. their daughter carrie fisher became a star herself known for the star wars film. >>> part funny and part odd stephen colbert's appearance on captiol hill. he was invited to speak before a committee examining the use of immigrant workers but because of the media atten
have your producer inside the courthouse. >>> crowded cameras and reporters flanked stephen colbert heading into congress this morning but one lawmaker did not think that was so appropriate and actually asked the tv personality to leave. >> i'm asking you to leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> happy to do so. i'm only here at your invitation. >> nbc news correspondent luke russert is on capitol hill. luke, if nothing else, colbert is definitely bringing to our attention this issue that touches on a lot of things of concern to a lot of americans right now, immigration, jobs, and our food. >> right. stephen colbert testified before a subcommittee about immigration. he was talking about the plate of a lot of undocumented farm workers in the country, a lot of the folks that pick the apples and oranges that we use every day of our lives. what he was trying to get to, quote, migrant workers suffer have no right. he was a little comedic but he was also serious. take a listen. >> i've got to ask why isn't the government doing anything? maybe this ag job
that maybe nobody could have gotten away with except stephen colbert. hello, everyone. i'm chris jansing. >>> startling new developments in a story that we've been following for you all day out of miami. coral gables, a bank teller abducted from his home, strapped to what may have been a bomb in an apparent bank heist. police say the kidnapers took off with an unknown amount of cash, and a major man hunt is onto find them. msnbc's richard lui has more for them. >> we've been following the press briefings coming out this afternoon. and what we understand now the story is 14 hours old, still developing. the fbi mentioning about an hour ago three suspects still at large. that is still out there. then there's the person that was apprehended in this video. got video to show you what happened about three hours ago when we were watching it. i'm going to lay that out for you. the fbi saying this is a story of him being a teller that was taken hostage right after midnight in his home. the masked suspects at that time then strapped a bomb to this teller you see here, according to the fbi, and took
to you. >>> if stephen colbert's trip to captiol hill today was aimed at getting attention, it worked. how his testimony on undocumented workers went over with congress. >>> after a brief court appearance in beverly hills, lindsay lohan is sent back to jail for failing drug tests. i will have that story coming up. >>> but first, a bizarre bank robbery in miami. robbers strap a bomb to a teller and then force him to go to his bank to get the cash. >>> a bank hostage drama unfolded near the university of miami in coral gables. it has ended peacefully but listen to this, authorities say a bank of america teller was abducted this morning. he's now safe. the three suspects, who abducted him, got away. the fbi says a robber strapped a possible bomb to this man's chest, and forced him to steal money from the bank. the university of miami used text messages to alert students to the situation, which again is over. the university of virginia is holding day-long discussions about campus safety and violence prevention today. they are calling it a day of dialogue toward a caring community. this ev
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conditions on these farms and eventually americans may consider taking these jobs again. >> stephen colbert taking his act to capitol hill to testify on the house subcommittee hearing on immigrant farm labor. it was part comedy part policy, but not everyone in washington is laughing. we'll bring in john harwood, cbs's chief washington correspondent. i don't know about you, i found parts hysterically funny. >> i was not laughing actually, alex. i'm a fan of stephen colbert and is very funny on his show, but it seems to me that a congressional hearing is not the place for that kind of humor. i understand the reason why members of congress want to try to bring attention to the issue and thought his celebrity could help them do that, especially with young people, for example, who don't pay attention to politics. but i'm not sure it succeeded in doing that. it seemed to me that it ended up mocking congress more than it brought attention to the issue. >> but john, if the point is to bring attention to it and engage the younger people and get younger people fired up about the issue to get somethin
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but today, comedian stephen colbert is headed to capitol hill where lawmakers weren't exactly amused by his visit. so what brought him to washington? geraldo rivera joins us next. he is on the hot seat. it is not the only thing we're going to be talking to him about. we asked him questions that viewers like you have sent in. you can go to foxnews.com/happeningnow to post your question. we'll be right back with geraldo next. c cken broth that adds msg, cken broth one stands alone. the secret is swanson 100% natural chicken broth. another heart attack could be lurking, waiting to strike. a heart attack that's caused by a clot, one that could be fatal. but plavix helps save lives. plavix, taken with other heart medicines goes beyond what other heart medicines do alone, to provide greater protection against heart attack or stroke and even death, by helping to keep blood platelets from sticking together and forming dangerous clots. ask your doctor if plavix is right for you. protection that helps save lives. [ female announcer ] certain genetic factors and some medicines such as prilosec reduce
about two dozen students on the bus from st. stephen school in alexandria. >>> we'll check in with jerry edwards and fi out how traffic is moving. >> authorities are still up there and the investigation on that river road accident does continue. may find a lane or two blocked but progress is being made. should be out of the roadway hopefully in short order. let's head into town. update you on the latest information along 16th street, seeing the building fire. this morning during thooigt of all the activity, the 16th corridor was completely closed arou columbia road up towards irving street northwest. traffic is able to get by here in the midday both directs but under police direction. georgia avenue, 14th street a viable alternative. let's see how we're doing elsewhere. capital beltway looking pretty good. here's the inner loop. a little bit below the speed limit. leaving springfield up to 6 we spotted crews working around the area on some of the interstates on the beltway, parts of 270 working to clear the storm drains in preparation fo all that rain. keep an eye out for that. . >>> cla
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